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Changes to court cost rules to be challenged in High Court by charities

21 st April 2017

Mr Justice Dove has agreed to limit the costs liabilities of the RSPB, ClientEarth and Friends of the Earth to £10,000 in their action against legislation on costs protection orders, introduced by the Ministry of Justice, which the charities argue make it too financially risky to bring environmental protection cases. The case is expected to be heard in Summer 2017.

Owen Bowcott

Guardian, 21 April 2017 (Online edition)

Subject: Legal advice and funding, Civil procedure, Environment

Keywords: Charities; Civil procedure; Cost protection; Environmental law